ICD-10 Code A37.90

Whooping cough, unspecified species without pneumonia

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: A37.90
Short Description:Whooping cough, unspecified species without pneumonia
Long Description:Whooping cough, unspecified species without pneumonia

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 A37.90 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of whooping cough, unspecified species without pneumonia. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Whooping cough (A37)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code A37.90 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 202 - BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA WITH CC/MCC
  • 203 - BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert A37.90 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 033.9 - Whooping cough NOS (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Acute bacterial bronchitis
  • Bordetellosis
  • Meningitis due to pertussis
  • Pertussis
  • Whooping cough-like syndrome

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code A37.90 are found in the index:

  • - Pertussis - See Also: Whooping cough; - A37.90

Information for Patients


Whooping Cough

Also called: Pertussis

Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise you make when you take a breath after you cough. You may have choking spells or may cough so hard that you vomit.

Anyone can get whooping cough, but it is more common in infants and children. It's especially dangerous for infants. The coughing spells can be so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe.

To make a diagnosis, your doctor may do a physical exam, blood tests, chest x-rays, or nose or throat cultures.

Before there was a vaccine, whooping cough was one of the most common childhood diseases and a major cause of childhood deaths in the U.S. Now most cases are prevented by vaccines. If you have whooping cough, treatment with antibiotics may help if given early.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Pertussis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (American Academy of Pediatrics)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.